from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A dance in which the rhythm is sounded out by the clicking taps on the heels and toes of a dancer's shoes.

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  • n. A rhythmic dance in which the heels and toes of the dancer's shoes make a series of clicks

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  • v. perform a tap dance
  • n. a dance step tapped out audibly with the feet


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  • Merriam-Webster Dictionary:
    Date: 1928
    a step dance tapped out audibly by means of shoes with hard soles or soles and heels to which taps have been added

    February 4, 2008